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  • High school football: Previewing Friday's Week 1 games

    Northeastern Athletic ConferenceRockford Christian Life (10-1) at Alden-Hebron (5-5)When: 7 p.m. Fri ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 3:51 pm
  • High school boys soccer: McHenry, Grayslake Central win

    Josh Burr scored two goals and had an assist to lead the McHenry boys soccer team to a 6-1 win over Belvidere in nonconference play at Belvidere. 
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • High school girls golf roundup: Jacobs co-op defeats McHenry

    Stephanie Fiorentino shot a 40 to claim medalist honors and help lead the Jacobs co-op girls golf team to a 174-193 win over McHenry on Tuesday in Fox ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • High school boys golf roundup: McHenry tops Huntley; Prairie Ridge flirts with school record

    The McHenry boys golf team defeated Huntley, 167-177, in Fox Valley Conference Valley Division play Tuesday at McHenry Country Club.
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • High school girls swimming: Team preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Scott Lattyak (sixth season)Last year: Sixth at FVC MeetTop re ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 6:29 pm
  • High school girls swimming: Five to watch

    Five to WatchTess DevingerWoodstock, sr.Devinger went under the state cut in the 100 breaststroke ea ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 5:59 pm
  • High school girls swimming: Plenty of state qualifiers return

    Crystal Lake co-op girls swimming coach Stephanie Wozny dipped her toe in the water at the Woodstock High School pool on Monday and said it felt like ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 5:07 pm
  • Boys soccer roundup: Crystal Lake Central's Michael Chen scores 4 goals in win over Antioch

    Michael Chen scored four goals Monday to lead the Crystal Lake Central boys soccer team to a 7-2 win over Antioch in nonconference play at Crystal Lak ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 2:03 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: Lakes stops McHenry in season opener

    The McHenry girls volleyball team lost its season opener to Lakes in three sets, 25-15, 20-25, 25-15 in nonconference play Monday at Lake Villa. 
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • McHenry high school football preview 2015

    McHenry high school football preview 2015 ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 7:00 pm
  • High school boys golf: Kyle Irlbacker leads Cary-Grove to St. Pat's title in McHenry

    Cary-Grove's Kyle Irlbacker shot a 6-over-par 77 on Saturday to win the five-team St. Pat's Invitational and lead the Trojans to the team title at McH ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 9:13 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: Traditional FVC powers look for more success

    As the Fox Valley Conference enters its final year with 13 teams and two divisions, local powerhouses such as Crystal Lake Central, Cary Grove and Cry ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 8:14 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: 2015 team preview capsules

    FOX VALLEY CONFERENCE Fox Division Crystal Lake Central Coach: Lisa Brunstrum, fifth season Last yea ...
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 1:29 pm
  • High school football: It's the small details that matter in winning

    CARY – On a nondescript Thursday in early July, Cary-Grove football coach Brad Seaburg checks his watch. The Trojans started practice at 6 a.m. with w ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • McHenry High School Athletic Hall of Fame inductions set

    The McHenry High School Athletic Hall of Fame will induct its class of 2015 on the weekend of Sept. 18 and 19.
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 6:24 pm
  • High school boys soccer preview: Five players to watch

    Andrew GrabowskiCrystal Lake SouthJunior forwardGrabowski led the Gators in scoring last year as a s ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 6:14 pm
  • High school boys soccer preview: Team capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceFox DivisionCrystal Lake CentralCoach: Nathan Smith (1st season)Last year: 9-11 ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 6:10 pm
  • High school boys soccer preview: Harvard hopes to sustain success amid change, FVC Valley 'stacked and loaded'

    How do you follow up the best season in your program's history?It's a question daunting enough on it ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • High school boys cross country: 2015 team capsules

    Cary-Grove Coach: Layne Holter (17th season). Last year's finish: Eighth in FVC Meet. Top returning ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 3:15 pm
  • High school boys cross country: Five to watch

    Northwest Herald Boys Cross CountryFive to WatchLuke Beattie, Woodstock, seniorBeattie finished thir ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 3:01 pm
  • Huntley's Keagan Smith hopes to be area's top runner

    Keagan Smith found little consolation in his finish, remarkable as it was, last November in Peoria.F ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 12:49 am
  • High school girls tennis: Team preview capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Fox Division Crystal Lake Central Coach: Amanda Schuetzle (second season) Last ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 8:31 pm
  • PHOTOS: McHenry high school football practice

    Shaw Media images of McHenry football practice on Aug. 13 ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 1:26 pm
  • High school girls golf roundup: Dundee-Crown drops St. Edward

    The Dundee-Crown girls golf team opened its season Monday with a 213-229 victory over St. Edward in nonconference play at Bonnie Dundee in Carpentersv ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 9:52 pm
  • High school boys golf roundup: McHenry tops Johnsburg; Huntley 6th at Boylan Invite

    The McHenry boys golf team defeated Johnsburg, 170-204, in nonconference play at McHenry Country Club in McHenry to open its season.
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • High school girls golf: Season preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCrystal Lake Central co-op(with Cary-Grove and Crystal Lake South)Coach: Kyle M ...
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 7:05 pm
  • High school girls golf: High expectations for Crystal Lake Central co-op in new season

    Kyle McCaughn doesn’t want to mess up a good thing.When the former Crystal Lake South girls basketba ...
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 8:11 pm
  • On Campus: McHenry West grads excited to play in new Quincy University football stadium

    When the Quincy University football team takes the field for its home opener Sept. 19 against Lincoln University, the game will truly be at home.
    Aug. 14, 2015 - 5:59 pm
  • High school boys golf: Individuals become teammates as season begins

    Prairie Ridge senior Kevin Karney felt bad after beating his brother, sophomore Cameron Karney, by two strokes in the J. Patrick Lawler Crystal Woods ...
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • High school boys golf: Season preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Chris Gotsch (second season)Top returners: Kyle Irlbacker, sr. ...
    Aug. 14, 2015 - 5:14 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: Practice begins around area

    The end of summer is not only accompanied by students’ excitement to get back into the routine of school, but also the hard work that fall sport athle ...
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • Junior golf: Ace for McHenry's Brendan Wasmund; Prairie Ridge's Kevin Karney wins MCJGA McHenry Open

    McHENRY – Brendan Wasmund had never made one.McHenry assistant boys golf coach Jim Anderson had neve ...
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 8:38 pm
  • Junior golf: Crystal Lake Central's Zach Tuszynski wins senior boys title in MCJGA event at Crystal Woods

    WOODSTOCK – Even after firing a 1-over-par 73 at Crystal Woods on Wednesday, Zach Tuszynski wasn’t sure whether he would have enough left to win his f ...
    Aug. 6, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Around Town: Prairie Ridge grad Marissa Barton leads local swimmers at Senior Championships

    CHICAGO – Two Northwest Herald swimmers of the year, one current and one former, placed in the A finals of the Illinois Long Course Meters Senior Cham ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 8:24 pm
  • Golf: Huntley's Gordus and Bowser, Cary-Grove's Reid and Jacobs' Tighe win at MCJGA Foxford Hills

    CARY – After a nine-hole round that lasted nearly two and a half hours in hot and sticky conditions, Huntley’s Nicole Gordus and Woodstock North’s Dan ...
    July 27, 2015 - 5:03 pm
  • Prep Zone Pop Quiz with McHenry's Kevin Szamlewski, D-C's Freddy Martinez, PR's Ethan Farnam

    Kevin SzamlewskiSeniorMcHenry football, track and field1. What celebrity would you most like to hang ...
    July 25, 2015 - 7:32 pm
  • On Campus: Richmond-Burton grad Adam Pittser moves from QB to DE at Illinois State

    The first time Adam Pittser stepped on a football field, he discovered a position he truly enjoyed.“ ...
    July 17, 2015 - 6:40 pm
  • High school baseball: McHenry knocked out of summer tourney, 6-3, by Libertyville

    LIBERTYVILLE – After three wins in three days, the McHenry baseball team's run in the the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association Phil Lawle ...
    July 16, 2015 - 8:44 pm
  • Golf: Jacobs' Coakley wins at McHenry County Junior Amateur

    BULL VALLEY – It took Riley Coakley’s best round of the summer – and the last hole of the day – to outlast J.P. Anderson in the McHenry County Junior ...
    July 15, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Golf: Cary-Grove's Kalamaras leads after Day 1 of McHenry County Junior Amateur

    BULL VALLEY – After finishing as the overall points leader in the McHenry County Junior Golf Association’s girls senior division last year, Lauren Kal ...
    July 14, 2015 - 4:57 pm
  • High school baseball, softball: Travel team players focus on recruitment, experiences

    When Cary-Grove’s Wyatt Mascarella joined the Pro Player Canes, a club baseball and softball program out of Pro Player in McHenry, he knew the summer ...
    July 11, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Golf: McHenry's Prisching, Woodstock's Pietrzak, Cary-Grove's Reid and Jacobs' Coakley win at MCJGA event

    MARENGO – Ben Prisching had a chance to close out and win the McHenry County Junior Golf Association’s Marengo Ridge Open in 18 holes on Thursday, but ...
    July 9, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • High school: McHenry's Jesse Reiser male athlete of the year

    There was a time when Jesse Reiser’s first love was basketball. Reiser excelled on the court as much ...
    July 2, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Golf: Jacobs' Coakley, McHenry's Ogden and Huntley's Gordus at RedTail Open

    LAKEWOOD – Riley Coakley practiced immediately after his round Tuesday and even got in some extra work the morning before Day 2 of the McHenry County ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • Junior golf: Woodstock's Jared Zientz leads senior boys in MCJGA Red Tail Open

    Woodstock's Jared Zientz shot a 5-over-par 77 to lead the boys senior division after the first round of the McHenry County Junior Golf Association's R ...
    June 30, 2015 - 8:29 pm
  • On Campus: Huntley grad Mark Skonieczny learns during Illinois' 50-win baseball season

    Mark Skonieczny’s freshman baseball season at the University of Illinois included appearances in 13 games with nine at-bats.
    June 26, 2015 - 8:08 pm
  • High school softball: Northwest Herald All-Area team

    2015 Northwest Herald All-Area Softball team First team Mariah Dionne Marengo, so., P Dionne, the N ...
    June 26, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • High school baseball: Fox Valley Conference teams

    All-Fox Valley Conference Fox Division    Crystal Lake Central: Robby Cormier, 2B-1B, sr.; Blake Gle ...
    June 25, 2015 - 10:26 am
  • Golf: Dundee-Crown's Anderson, Cary-Grove's May, Huntley's Gordus and McHenry's Ogden win at MCJGA event

    CARY – With a new driver in hand, J.P. Anderson wasn’t expecting to shoot in the 70s at Chalet Hills Golf Club on Wednesday.
    June 24, 2015 - 4:32 pm
  • Golf: Huntley's Mendonca, Cary-Grove's Reid, Marian Central's Mercurio and Dundee-Crown's Anderson win

    LAKEWOOD – Andrew Mendonca was hoping to complete 18 holes in the McHenry County Junior Golf Association Turnberry Open, but, instead, he had to settl ...
    June 22, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • High school boys track and field: McHenry's Jesse Reiser Northwest Herald athlete of the year

    Jesse Reiser’s reaction to losing his final high school race – the only loss he incurred in cross country or track as a senior – probably was not the ...
    June 20, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: McHenry’s new coach brings competitive spirit

    As a graduate of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and a member of their 2005 national championship team, Lexi Disselhorst is no stranger to hard wor ...
    June 17, 2015 - 6:44 pm
  • Junior golf: Cameron Karney, Brittany Reid win MCJGA Blackstone Open senior divisions

    MARENGO – The way his short game was working Tuesday, Cameron Karney felt confident in just about any putt, but especially those, like his tournament- ...
    June 17, 2015 - 12:28 am
  • McHenry girls volleyball, CLC baseball coaches hired

    McHenry hired Lexi Disselhorst to be its girls volleyball coach, according to athletic director Barry Burmeister.
    June 13, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • High school football: McHenry's Corey Lersch commits to Northern Illinois

    Corey Lersch didn’t need a lot of time to decide. The McHenry linebacker has been a Northern Illinoi ...
    June 12, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • McHenry East grad Richartz finishes 14 in NCAA pole vault finals

    EUGENE, Oregon — Notre Dame sophomore Nate Richartz took only four pole vault attempts on a sunny Wednesday afternoon at the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Track a ...
    June 10, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Junior golf: Jacobs' Riley Coakley wins junior division of MCJGA event at Golf Club of Illinois

    Riley Coakley, who will be a sophomore at Jacobs in the fall, shot a 7-over-par 78 on Wednesday to win the boys junior division of the McHenry County ...
    June 10, 2015 - 5:59 pm
  • Prep Zone Pop Quiz

    Northwest Herald senior sports writer Joe Stevenson sits down with three local prep athletes. Jack ...
    June 6, 2015 - 4:03 pm
  • High school baseball: McHenry helmet stickers serve as reminder of accomplishments

    CARY – It started to hit McHenry senior Jack Glosson when he wrapped assistant coach Sean Sterner in a hug in left field. It hit most of the seniors i ...
    June 5, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • High school baseball: McHenry knocked out by Boylan

    CARY – McHenry had its bright spots, like grabbing an early lead against once-beaten Boylan on Ryan Granneman’s first-inning single and sophomore Mich ...
    June 5, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • High school softball: All-conference lists

    Here are the All-Conference girls softball lists for the Fox Valley Conference, Big Northern Conference, East Suburban Catholic Conference and Northea ...
    June 3, 2015 - 4:06 pm
  • High school softball: McHenry's Mattson player of week

    Athlete of the WeekCarly MattsonMcHenry, sr., C-3BMattson hit three home runs in two games last week ...
    June 2, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • High school softball: McHenry falls to Barrington in sectional

    DEKALB – Despite the outcome, McHenry softball coach John DiFrancesca called his team “comfortably confident” after Tuesday's Class 4A DeKalb Sectiona ...
    June 2, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • High school baseball: Marian Central benefited from tough ESCC play

    The Marian Central baseball team was reeling when Tom Kruse took over with just three games remaining in the regular season. 
    June 2, 2015 - 6:14 pm
  • High school baseball: Dazzling defense lifts McHenry over Prairie Ridge for regional title

    CRYSTAL LAKE – If fielding, like hitting, can be contagious, McHenry suffered a full-fledged outbreak in the fifth inning.
    June 2, 2015 - 12:36 am
  • High school softball: Huntley, McHenry reach DeKalb Sectional in different ways

    One team dodged the weekend rain and rallied for a dramatic, come-from-behind regional title victory. The other romped its way to its fourth straight ...
    June 1, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Prep sports pop quiz

    Connor BoosHuntleySeniorFootball, Track and Field1. What’s your favorite pre-competition meal?Medium ...
    May 30, 2015 - 8:02 pm
  • High school boys track: Cary-Grove's Hurley win shot put state title

    CHARLESTON – Cary-Grove senior Ricky Hurley wanted a lot – personal-best performances in the Class 3A shot put and discus finals, state championships ...
    May 30, 2015 - 7:41 pm
  • High school boys track: McHenry's Jesse Reiser repeats as 3,200 state champ

    CHARLESTON – When McHenry senior Jesse Reiser finally caught Lane Tech’s Pavlo Hutsalyuk, it was 15 meters beyond the finish line in the Class 3A 1,60 ...
    May 30, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • High school softball: McHenry blanks Prairie Ridge to reach sectional

    GRAYSLAKE – McHenry’s Dana Walsh sent a deep fly ball to straightaway center in the bottom of the first inning Friday, just missing a home run as Prai ...
    May 30, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • High school boys track: Huntley's Boos makes finals in 3 Class 3A events at state

    CHARLESTON – Huntley senior Connor Boos in previous years had qualified for state in six events and gotten shut out of the finals at Eastern Illinois ...
    May 29, 2015 - 8:32 pm
  • High school baseball: McHenry stops Crystal Lake South in regional semifinal

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry senior Dylan Weston had one job to perform and could not have done it much better.
    May 28, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • High school boys track and field: McHenry's Jesse Reiser takes run at rare state triple

    Distance runners from the Fox Valley Conference – and across the state for that matter – may offer McHenry senior Jesse Reiser a big “Thank You” after ...
    May 28, 2015 - 4:56 pm
  • High school softball: Koepke perfect; McHenry tops Round Lake in 5 innings to advance

    GRAYSLAKE – While heading to the Class 4A Grayslake North Regional semifinal Wednesday, McHenry softball coach John DiFrancesca stressed to his team t ...
    May 27, 2015 - 8:47 pm
  • Insider Prep Softball: Huntley's Tiffany Giese the Athlete of the Week

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKTiffany GieseHuntley, freshman, pitcherGiese improved to 11-5 in the circle with ...
    May 26, 2015 - 5:32 pm
  • Prep baseball Insider: McHenry's Jack Glosson the Athlete of the Week

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKJack GlossonMcHenry, SeniorGlosson hit a pair of home runs and drove in six runs ...
    May 25, 2015 - 5:59 pm
  • On Campus: Cary-Grove grad Josh Freeman helps SIU track and field team make history

    Josh Freeman’s list of achievements from the Missouri Valley Conference track and field championships helped him make history.Josh Freeman’s list of a ...
    May 24, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • High school girls track: Jacobs' Van Vlierbergen earns 2 more top-5 finishes at state in 3A

    CHARLESTON – Jacobs senior Lauren Van Vlierbergen did not get another state title … and she is fine with that.
    May 23, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Prairie Ridge strikes late to beat Lincoln-Way North

    Prairie Ridge came through with four runs in the seventh inning to defeat Lincoln-Way North, 7-3, in nonconference baseball action Saturday in Frankfo ...
    May 23, 2015 - 7:11 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Prairie Ridge sends 2 singles players, doubles team to state

    CARY – The addition of Barrington to the Cary-Grove Sectional lineup had a big impact on area players qualifying for state.
    May 23, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • High school softball: Jacobs, Marengo and Huntley win

    Kerri Healy doubled in Alexis Addante in the bottom of the seventh inning to help the Jacobs softball team walk off with a 3-2 win over Johnsburg in n ...
    May 22, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Six singles, six doubles teams from area into QFs at Cary-Grove

    Cary-Grove Sectional: At Cary, six singles players and six doubles are still alive from area teams heading into the state qualifying quarterfinal roun ...
    May 22, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • High school baseball: Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake South, Woodstock, Jacobs and Woodstock North win

    The Cary-Grove baseball team scored a run in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a tie and defeat Crystal Lake Central 3-2 in Fox Valley Conferenc ...
    May 22, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Boys track and field: McHenry's Machometa wins 100 at Guilford Sectional

    ROCKFORD – McHenry senior Jack Machometa ached at last week’s Fox Valley Conference Meet, not in his left hamstring, but in his heart.
    May 21, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Cary-Grove win, McHenry falls at regional

    In the days leading up to the Cary-Grove girls soccer team's first-round playoff game, coach Ray Krystal talked with his team about the unpredictabili ...
    May 19, 2015 - 10:53 pm
  • High school softball: Crystal Lake Central, Richmond-Burton, Crystal Lake South, Cary-Grove, Prairie Ridge, Huntley and McHenry win

    Monica Menas hit a home run in the top of the ninth inning to give the Crystal Lake Central softball team to the 7-6 win over Jacobs in Fox Valley Con ...
    May 19, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • High school softball: Prairie Ridge's Kaleigh O'Brien player of week, power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekKaleigh O’BrienPrairie Ridge, sophomore, third baseO’Brien hit a two-run home run ...
    May 19, 2015 - 6:32 pm
  • High school softball: Koepke, McHenry shut out Crystal Lake South

    McHENRY – Not even being hit on the wrist by a pitch could stop senior pitcher Kristin Koepke from dominating in the circle Monday in the Warriors' 6- ...
    May 18, 2015 - 9:09 pm
  • High school baseball: McHenry routs Crystal Lake South

    McHENRY – Monday’s baseball game between Crystal Lake South and McHenry was not the most meaningful those two teams will play this month. That won’t c ...
    May 18, 2015 - 8:16 pm
  • Inside High School Baseball: Richmond-Burton's Jake Rosing Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekJake RosingRichmond-Burton, fr., PRosing struck out 18 batters as the Rockets bea ...
    May 18, 2015 - 4:16 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Start of playoffs provide tests and second-chances

    After a girls soccer regular season that saw conference titles decided by overtime goals, penalty kicks and last-minute regulation winners, the openin ...
    May 18, 2015 - 12:25 am
  • High school baseball: Hampshire shuts out Woodstock North

    Michael Kruse pitched six shutout innings to lead the Hampshire baseball team to a 2-0 win over Woodstock North in Fox Valley Conference Fox Division ...
    May 16, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • High school softball: McHenry 2-1 at Harlem Invitational

    The McHenry softball team went 2-1 Saturday at the Harlem Invitational in Machesney Park.The Warrior ...
    May 16, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Records fall as Huntley boys track wins Fox Valley Conference meet

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Stinginess prevailed at the Fox Valley Conference boys track and field meet, as no one seemed satisfied with winning only one title.
    May 15, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • High school boys water polo: Stevenson stops McHenry in sectional semifinal

    The fifth-seeded McHenry boys water polo team lost to top-seeded Stevenson, 18-7, Friday in the semifinals of the Buffalo Grove Sectional at Buffalo G ...
    May 15, 2015 - 10:46 pm
  • High School Girls Track and Field Insider: Huntley's Tess Miller Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekTess MillerHuntley, sr.Miller qualified in three events from the Class 3A Hononeg ...
    May 15, 2015 - 6:12 pm
  • High School Boys Track and Field Insider: Johnsburg's Bailey Stefka Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekBailey StefkaJohnsburg, sr.Stefka won the 100 meters, placed second in the 200 an ...
    May 15, 2015 - 5:52 pm
  • High school girls track and field: Huntley wins 3A Hononegah Sectional

    ROCKTON – Huntley senior Tess Miller sensed that she wasn’t going to catch Hononegah’s Nicky Althoff in the 4x400-meter relay at the Class 3A Hononega ...
    May 15, 2015 - 9:00 am
  • High school boys water polo: McHenry tops Libertyville

    BUFFALO GROVE – With three quarters gone and the game tied at two goals apiece, McHenry senior Garrett Floden decided enough was enough.
    May 14, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • High school softball: McHenry tops Jacobs

    McHENRY – Everything came together for McHenry in the bottom of the sixth inning. A day after clinch ...
    May 14, 2015 - 9:20 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Despite injures, 100 meter race still stacked at FVC meet

    Grayslake North’s Titus Booker, the defending champion and Class 3A runner-up, saw his senior track and field season end with a hamstring injury.
    May 14, 2015 - 4:40 pm
  • High school softball: McHenry tops Huntley to clinch FVC Valley

    HUNTLEY – The last time the McHenry Warriors lost was on April 21 to the Huntley Red Raiders. Wednesday’s rematch saw a different result and a full-te ...
    May 13, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • High school baseball: Jacobs tops McHenry

    ALGONQUIN – Ryan Sargent’s swing at an 0-2 pitch in the fourth inning was defensive and lacked authority.
    May 14, 2015 - 12:25 am
  • McHenry East grad Kindstrom moves on to U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier

    When Pete Kindstrom finished his round at Stonewall Orchard in Grayslake on Wednesday afternoon, his father Rich started pacing back and forth, coming ...
    May 13, 2015 - 8:16 pm
  • High school girls soccer: McHenry, Dundee-Crown and Crystal Lake Central win

    Jess Flathau scored eight minutes into overtime to give McHenry a 1-0 win and hand Huntley its first Fox Valley Conference Valley Division loss in gir ...
    May 12, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Boys tennis: McHenry tops Johnsburg

    McHenry 5, Johnsburg 2: At McHenry, Will Doepker won at No. 1 singles for the Warriors in a nonconference win. 
    May 12, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • High school softball: Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake Central, Johnsburg and McHenry win

    Prairie Ridge persevered 7-5 in nine innings against Grayslake Central on Tuesday in a Fox Valley Conference Fox Division softball game at Grayslake t ...
    May 12, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • High school baseball: R-B's Rosing strikes out 18; McHenry, Crystal Lake Central and Marengo win

    Richmond-Burton freshman Jake Rosing struck out 18 batters over seven innings in the 7-0 win over Harvard in Big Northern Conference East Division pla ...
    May 12, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • High school softball notes: Huntley's Giese making impact, A-H's streak ends at 16

    Huntley is the only team to knock off McHenry in the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division so far, and one of the Red Raiders’ biggest contributors ha ...
    May 12, 2015 - 7:25 pm
  • High school baseball notes: McHenry's Borst excelling, Prairie Ridge putting pressure on defenses

    McHenry left fielder Mikie Borst was a Northwest Herald All-Area first-team selection last season and is having another strong year for the Warriors.
    May 11, 2015 - 4:41 pm
  • High school baseball: Cary-Grove's Wyatt Mascarella player of week, new power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekWyatt MascarellaCary-Grove, Senior, CatcherMascarella had some big hits for the T ...
    May 11, 2015 - 4:13 pm
  • High school recruiting notes: Richmond-Burton golfer Blake Betke to Central Missouri State

    When Richmond-Burton senior Blake Betke toured Central Missouri State’s campus as a prospective student and golfer, Jennies coach Chris Port reminded ...
    May 10, 2015 - 5:11 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Richmond-Burton, Huntley, McHenry win; Alden-Hebron splits

    Freshman Sophie Schwegel earned the win and went 1 for 2 with a steal and two RBIs for the Richmond-Burton softball team Saturday in a 6-5 nonconferen ...
    May 9, 2015 - 9:17 pm
  • High school boys water polo: McHenry 3rd at Vernon Hills Invitational

    The McHenry boys water polo team finished third Saturday at the Vernon Hills Invitational.The Warrio ...
    May 9, 2015 - 8:53 pm
  • High school boys track roundup: Walker leads Jacobs to 2nd at Bolingbrook meet

    Josh Walker celebrated his 18th birthday Saturday with victories in the 100 meters (11.01 seconds) and 200 (22.24) at the 48th annual Carlin Nalley In ...
    May 9, 2015 - 8:51 pm
  • High school baseball: Weston powers McHenry past Huntley

    McHENRY – McHenry first baseman Dylan Weston could have pressed or overswung or basically tried too hard do something special while his grandfather, T ...
    May 9, 2015 - 5:34 pm
  • McHenry East grad Pete Kindstrom inspired by father to chase pro golf dream

    Pete Kindstrom was heading down the home stretch of last summer’s Illinois Open qualifier when his caddie asked him the one question he never wants to ...
    May 10, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: McHenry defeats Huntley

    Ryan Grannemann had an RBI, and Owen Patzin scored for McHenry, which defeated Huntley, 5-2, in Fox Valley Conference Valley Division baseball action ...
    May 8, 2015 - 9:54 pm
  • Boys track and field insider: Dundee-Crown's Seals athlete of week, power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekKiwaun SealsDundee-Crown, sr.Seals went his career-best 45 feet, 11 1/2 inches Ma ...
    May 8, 2015 - 7:50 pm
  • High school girls track and field: Cary-Grove's Eva Burk athlete of week, power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekEva BurkCary-Grove, SeniorBurk won the 200 meters, took second in the 100 high hu ...
    May 8, 2015 - 5:13 pm
  • High school baseball: Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake Central, McHenry and Marengo win

    The Prairie Ridge baseball team scored six runs in the top of the eighth inning to pull away and defeat Grayslake North 8-2 in Fox Valley Conference F ...
    May 7, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • High school softball: McHenry tops Dundee-Crown behind Koepke's gem

    CARPENTERSVILLE – With temperatures in the 80s and the wind blowing straight out to left field, the last thing McHenry and Dundee-Crown expected Thurs ...
    May 7, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • High school boys tennis: McHenry and Prairie Ridge win

    Will Doepker won at No. 1 singles, 6-1, 6-2, to lead the McHenry boys tennis team in its 5-2 win over Woodstock North in FVC crossover play in McHenry ...
    May 6, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • High school boys water polo: McHenry tops Lake Forest

    The McHenry boys water polo team defeated Lake Forest 10-7 at McHenry.The Warriors outscored Lake Fo ...
    May 6, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • High school baseball: Cary-Grove dominates against McHenry

    CARY – In the second inning of Cary-Grove and McHenry’s baseball game Wednesday, Trojans second basemen Matt Sutherland laid a bunt down the first bas ...
    May 6, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • High school baseball: Cary-Grove tops McHenry

    McHENRY – While Cary-Grove senior Larkin Hanselmann has confidence in his team’s offense, he also was aware of McHenry sophomore Bobby Miller’s pitchi ...
    May 5, 2015 - 9:08 pm
  • High school softball notes: Richmond-Burton hits tough patch, Marian Central wins 1st ESCC game, McHenry's Mattson earned regional honor

    Richmond-Burton hit a rough patch earlier this month, losing six of seven, but has since been on a tear with six straight victories. The Rockets have ...
    May 5, 2015 - 5:38 pm
  • High school softball: Crystal Lake Central's Mahaffy player of week, new power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekMegan MahaffyCrystal Lake Central, sr., PMahaffy tied a career high with 17 strik ...
    May 5, 2015 - 5:28 pm
  • High school girls track roundup: McHenry, Woodstock win own triangular meets

    Juniors Amelia Murray and Devon Marunde each won two events to lead the McHenry girls track team to a win Monday in a triangular meet at McHenry.Junio ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • High school boys tennis roundup: Johnsburg, McHenry win dual meets

    The Johnsburg boys tennis team defeated Grant 5-2 in nonconference play in Fox Lake.The Skyhawks (5- ...
    May 4, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • High school softball: McHenry defeats Cary-Grove

    MCHENRY – McHenry softball coach John DiFrancesca felt relieved after the Warriors' Fox Valley Conference Valley Division game against Cary-Grove on M ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • High school track and field: McHenry's Opatrny wins at Palatine Relays

    PALATINE – One injury comeback in a year was not enough for Lauren Opatrny, she’s going for two.The ...
    May 2, 2015 - 7:57 pm
  • Prep Zone Pop Quiz: McHenry's Jess Flathau, Crystal Lake Central's Megan Mahaffy and Crystal Lake South's Garrett Dziedzic

    Jess FlathauMcHenrySeniorSoccer1. What is your soap opera name (your middle name and street you live ...
    May 2, 2015 - 5:04 pm
  • High school baseball: Wristbands replace coaches' signals

    McHenry’s speedy leadoff hitter Jack Glosson stood on first base last week and looked toward coach Brian Rockweiler for his sign.
    May 1, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • High school boys track insider: McHenry's Jesse Reiser Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekJesse ReiserMcHenry, sr.Reiser set a meet record in the 3,200 meters at the McHen ...
    May 1, 2015 - 5:07 pm
  • High school girls track insider: Harvard's Sophie Stricker Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekSophie StrickerHarvard, jr.Stricker won the 200 and 400 meters at the McHenry Cou ...
    May 1, 2015 - 5:05 pm
  • High school boys tennis roundup: Hampshire, Prairie Ridge, Huntley and Johnsburg win

    Aldren Briones won at No. 1 singles for Hampshire, which defeated Woodstock 5-2 in a Fox Valley Conference Fox Division match. Aldren Briones won at N ...
    May 1, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • High school softball: McHenry beats Hampshire

    HAMPSHIRE – McHenry senior pitcher Kristin Koepke paused briefly but offered a simple solution to how she avoided the trouble that the swirling winds ...
    April 30, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Crystal Lake South edges McHenry

    CRYSTAL LAKE – It would have been completely understandable if Thursday’s soccer game between Crystal Lake South and McHenry had been a game with not ...
    April 30, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Hampshire and McHenry prevail

    The Hampshire boys tennis team defeated Johnsburg 4-3 in nonconference play at Hampshire.Jack Gara w ...
    April 29, 2015 - 10:19 pm
  • High school baseball: Dundee-Crown tops McHenry as Denz dominates

    McHENRY – Dundee-Crown pitcher Danny Denz played the role of long reliever much the way he plays the role of starting pitcher – he dominated.
    April 29, 2015 - 9:14 pm
  • High school girls soccer: McHenry, Johnsburg, Prairie Ridge and Richmond-Burton win

    The McHenry girls soccer team scored two second-half goals to defeat Dundee-Crown in Fox Valley Conference Valley Division play at McHenry.
    April 28, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • Boys tennis roundup: Crystal Lake South, Woodstock, Cary-Grove and McHenry win

    Crystal Lake South's Garrett Dziedzic defeated Ethan St. John, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (9-7), in the deciding match at No. 1 singles to give the Gators a, 4-3, ...
    April 28, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Hampshire, Dundee-Crown, Harvard, Alden-Hebron and Marian Central

    Hampshire senior pitcher Trey Schramm tossed a complete-game shutout, allowing three hits and two walks to go along with 10 strikeouts in a 3-0 Fox Va ...
    April 28, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • High school softball: McHenry tops Crystal Lake Central

    MCHENRY – McHenry and Crystal Lake Central stepped out of conference play and both teams decided to give their normal starting pitchers a breather on ...
    April 28, 2015 - 9:12 pm
  • High school softball notes: Prairie Ridge showing power

    After hitting just one home run in its first seven games, Prairie Ridge has since connected for eight homers over its last nine, going 7-2 over that s ...
    April 28, 2015 - 4:26 pm
  • High school softball: Marengo's Ruelius player of week, new power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekVeronica RueliusMarengo, senior, RFRuelius had a day to remember last Thursday, h ...
    April 28, 2015 - 4:16 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Huntley, Prairie Ridge, Alden-Hebron and McHenry win

    Hayley O’Mara doubled in a run in the bottom of the sixth inning to give Huntley the lead in a 7-6 win against Cary-Grove in a Fox Valley Conference V ...
    April 27, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • High school baseball: Miller dominates as McHenry beats Dundee-Crown

    CARPENTERSVILLE – McHenry first baseman Dylan Weston didn’t have to do much work in the field during his team’s Monday afternoon game at Dundee-Crown. ...
    April 27, 2015 - 8:42 pm
  • High school baseball: Benefit games approaching

    Several area baseball teams have scheduled games to fight diseases, promote awareness and recognize teachers in the next month.  
    April 27, 2015 - 8:23 pm
  • Congratulations Halley Havlicek, May Athlete of the Month!